William Penn Quotes


Information about William Penn

The founder of the colony that bears his name, Pennsylvania, William Penn was a celebrated and noted philanthropist and English Quaker. Penn was briefly imprisoned for his stances in England, moving to the American colonies after his release. He landed in Delaware in 1682 and promptly began his grand plans for a new city, Philadelphia. His colony of Pennsylvania was an asylum for persecute…

Date of Birth: October 14, 1644
Date of Death: July 30, 1718


Found 147 quotes by William Penn .
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"A true friend freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably." William Penn
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"There can be no friendship where there is no freedom. Friendship loves a free air, and will not be fenced up in straight and narrow enclosures." William Penn
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"Where God does not govern, tyrants will rule" William Penn
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"It were endless to dispute upon everything that is disputable." William Penn
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"To be furious in religion is to be irreligiously religious" William Penn
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"The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves" William Penn
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"I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again." William Penn
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"Right is right, even if everyone is against it; and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it" William Penn
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"Justice is the insurance which we have on our lives and property. Obedience is the premium which we pay for it." William Penn
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"Haste makes Work which Caution prevents." William Penn
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Caution   

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"Hasty resolutions are of the nature of vows, and to be equally avoided" William Penn
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"The tallest trees are most in the power of the winds, and ambitious men of the blasts of fortune" William Penn
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"Speak properly, and in as few words as you can, but always plainly; for the end of speech is not ostentation, but to be understood." William Penn
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"The wisdom of nations lies in their proverbs, which are brief and pithy. Collect and learn them; they are notable measures of directions for human life; you have much in little; they save time in speaking; and upon occasion may be the fullest and safest answer." William Penn
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"The Humble, Meek, Merciful, Just, Pious and Devout Souls, are everywhere of one religion; and when Death has taken off the Mask, they will know one another, though the divers Liveries they wear here make them Strangers." William Penn
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Death   

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"Men must be governed by God or they will be ruled by tyrants" William Penn
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"He who is taught to live upon little owes more to his father's wisdom than he who has a great deal left him does to his father's care." William Penn
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"Method goes far to prevent trouble in business: for it makes the task easy, hinders confusion, saves abundance of time, and instructs those that have business depending, both what to do and what to hope." William Penn
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Abundance    Business   

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"If there be three distinct and separate Persons, then three distinct and separate Substances. . . . And since the Father is God, the Son is God, and the Spirit is God . . . then unless the Father, Son and Spirit are three distinct Nothings, they must be three distinct Substances, and consequently three distinct Gods." William Penn
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"If thou wouldn't conquer thy weakness thou must not gratify it." William Penn
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"O Lord, help me not to despise or oppose what I do not understand." William Penn
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